The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Bagels, James Beard Award, Artisan Bread, and Burnt Toast

Bagels, James Beard Award, Artisan Bread, and Burnt Toast

Last week's Oregonian Food section had a cover story on making bagels at home. Included were a feature story, a recipe, some history, and some recommentations for different toppings.

The 2005 James Beard Awards were announced this week. The winner for Best Bread Baking Book went to Maggie Glezer's A Blessing of Bread : The Many Rich Traditions of Jewish Bread Baking Around the World.

The Northwest Indiana Times ran a lengthy piece on artisan baking, which includes a few recipes.

And, finally, a man who auctioned off a slice of toast carved with his drawing of the runaway bride feels burned because the winning bidder has refused to pay for the item.